Bungie Fast-Tracks Destiny Patch To Rectify Issues With The Dark Below DLC


Bungie has announced plans to roll out a patch for Destiny effective immediately that will look to target a series of in-game issues brought about by the release of the game’s recent expansion, The Dark Below.

Having launched on December 9 across all platforms, the maiden DLC introduced an array of new content, including exotic weaponry, and new activites to enjoy across co-operative and multiplayer modes. As for those aforementioned fixes, Bungie published a list of patch notes which details what exactly this latest update will target.



Fixed an issue in which some weapon projectiles were improperly penetrating Hive shields

Pocket Infinity:

Rolled back changes induced by a previous Exotic weapon update
Charge up and deactivation now work as originally designed
Players may again encounter a previously known issue which prevents charge up


Both existing and future Raid gear obtained in Crota’s End now begins at Level 30 with an upgrade path to reach Level 32

Raid helmet obtained in Crota’s End now drops on Normal Mode and will be a more frequent drop on Hard Mode
Fixed an issue in which Dead Orbit Hunter cloaks awarded reputation gains for both Dead Orbit and Vanguard/Crucible


Added a replayable node to the Director for the ‘Fist of Crota’ mission

In our own review of the content pack, we found that The Dark Below left much to be desired:

Destiny’s first expansion is a fun but mostly uneventful assortment of “been there, done that” moments, which only hardcore fans should consider purchasing.

Destiny is due to receive its sophomore expansion, House of Wolves, at some point next spring.